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'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. >>> japanese prime minister shinzo abe wanted to make the united states his first foreign visit since retaking office. but he had to give up on that because of scheduling conflicts. so he's taking time instead to visit japan's neighbors. he'll head next week to indonesia, thailand, and vietnam. abe wants to strengthen cooperation among southeast asian nations. several of them are caught up in territorial disputes with china. and security analysts say abe wants to keep china in check. u.s. state department spokeswoman victoria nuland said officials on both sides are still work out the detail of abe's visit to washington. she said secretary of state hillary clinton will meet next week with japanese foreign minister fumeio kishida. nuland said clinton spoke with kishida over the phone and repeated the stance on the senkaku islands in the east china sea. clinton said the islands are covered by the security treaty between the two countries. nuland said clinton urged chinese and japanese diplomats to hold talks to resolve the issue. >>> now, before abe heads off, h
>>> hello there. welcome to "newsline." it's wednesday january 2nd. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. politicians and pundits have warned for months of the dangers as the united states pushed closer to the fiscal cliff. they warned simultaneous tax increases and spending cuts would push the economy back into recession. members of the senate passed a bill aimed at steering the country away from the edge. but lawmakers in the house of representatives say they don't like the deal. the senate sent the bill to the republican-dominated house early on tuesday. it would raise taxes on people who made $400,000 or more and couples that earn $450,000 or more. it maintains tax cuts for the middle class. the bill postpones by two months major spending cuts scheduled to start on wednesday. house democratic leader nancy pelosi called for a bipartisan agreement to head quickly to a vote. but house speaker john boehner said many republicans are unhappy and want to rework the bill. they're calling for more cuts to social security. that could set up a showdown with the senate and risk turmoil
>>> hello there, welcome to "newsline." it's thursday, january 3. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. they killed dozens of civilians. an opposition activist in the capitol said more than 50 people appear to have been killed. field is scarce. the activist struck as crowds gathered to await delivery. opposition fighters have gathered more offensives. government forces have retaliated with more air strikes. government pilots are targets crowded places. the office of the eunited natios says more than 60,000 people have been killed since the uprising began in march 2011. a human rights group put the death toll at 45,000 but they said the real number was likely to be higher. >>> share prices on the new york stock exchange have rallied in the first session of the year. they feared members of congress would be unable to resolve the fiscal cliff. the dow jones soared more than 300 points from its close last year. investors were encouraged by what they saw in congress. members of the house approved a deal to step away from the fiscal cliff. people on wall street had mixed reactions. >> the ho
kobayashi in tokyo. >>> legislators in the u.s. have filed to meet the year end deadline to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. members of the senate agreed to extend tax cuts for middle income earners and raise taxes on the wealthy but the house of representatives decided not to vote on the bill on new year's eve. the house is expected to resume talks quickly in the new year to avert a serious impact from tax hikes. president barack obama gave a conference earlier on new year's eve. he said he was optimistic that senators could reach a compromise. >> now today it appears that an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight. but it's not done. there are still issues left to resolve, but we're hopeful that congress can get it done. >> senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said the two parties had reached an agreement on taxes. they are believed to have agreed to extend tax cuts for middle income earners. people earning more than $450,000 per year will see their taxes go up. that's far higher than obama's original proposal. they have yet to agree to suspend spending cuts.
>>> welcome to "newsline." it's monday, january 28. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. indian military commanders have successfully test fired a submarine missile. they moved closer to being able to launch nuclear weapons from land, air and sea. the development organization announced the launch in the bay of bengal. the mission has a range of 145 kilometres. they are preparing to put a launch in service. last year they tested the ballistic missile. it's capable of reaching most regions in asia and part of europe. commanders have been trying to improve their missile capability in the face of competition from pakistan and china. chinese authorities have tested out a jumbo cargo plane made in china. it runs 47 metres long. it can fly nonstop for 7,800 kilometers. it can carry more than 60 kinds of cargo. state-runneme media says the airplane runs better than the jumbo model currently in use. the report says it's on par with a cargo plane used by the u.s. military, the c-17 globemaster. china is the fourth nation to develop a jumbo cargo plane after the u.s., russia and the ukrain
>>> hello there. welcome to "newsline." it's tuesday, january 29. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. >>> islamic militants have attacked a gas pipeline in algeria two weeks after a stage cris at gas plant in the sahara desert. two security guards were killed. seven other people were wounded. the militants attacked them in the region of djebahia, about 150 kilometres outside aljiers. the militants tried to blow up the pipeline but failed. algerian officials are hunting for the militants. they've been reinforcing security at oil and gas faciliti since militants attacked one earlier this month in eastern algeria. at least 37 foreign nationals were killed. algeria's communications minister has defended the decision to storm the plant. he said soldiers saved hundreds of lives. >> translator: the militants kidnapped and killed innocent people, and they wanted to blow up the plant. if the special forces had not stormed the plant, the consuenc could have been far more serious. >> ten japanese were among those killed. but said said the militants did not single them out. >> translator: it was
>>> hello there. welcome to "newsline." it's wednesday, january 30th. i'm catherine kobayashi tokyo. >>> the team managing the transition of power in south korea has been thrown into disarray. president-elect park geun-hye nominated kim yong joon last week for prime minister, but now he's withdrawn his name. wim served as chief of the constitutional court and he led park's transition team. but allegations surfaced that his two sons were exempted from military service for invalid reasons. and many south koreans have criticized him for his extensive property holdings. kim reportedly apologized to the public and tpark for causi trouble. park will become the country's first female president next month. park has been warning the outgoing president not to abuse his power. but park his lee myung bak has ignored her advice. he pardoned political allies, friends, and others who had been convicted of corruption. park and lee have been rivals since vying for their party's presidential nomination six years ago. president lee pardoned the former head of the korean communications commission and t
welcome to "newsline." it's thursday, january 31st, i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. israeli fighter jets have carried out an attack in syria. there's conflicting reports as to what that target was. the planes attacked a research center near the capapal of damascus. state media carried a statement from the syrian military. it said the jets targeted a scientific research facility. the attack adds to what it calls israel's history of aggression against arabs and muslims. reuters report the plane bombed a convoy. they suggested trucks were carrying weapons. israeli prime minister said on sunday weapons were flowing out of syria and that israelisust be fully prepared. he's concerned that syrian made missiles and chemical weapons may reach hezbollah. countries around the world have pledged more than $1.5 billion in humanitarian aid for syria. 4.7 syrians need help including millions forced from their homes. >> translator: it's freezing here. we get only one blanket for family. many people are sick. >> representatives of quikuwaitd the united arabs pledged money. >> there's no mili
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>>> hello there. welcome to "newsline." it's friday, january 11th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. egyptian president has agreed to >>> pakistans have seen one of their bloodiest days in years. they wounded more than 250. a suicide bomber detonated his explosiv explosives. police arrived at the scene. then a car bomb exploded. police say 56 people were killed. 116 wounded. a militant group issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack. a roadside bomb exploded earlier in the day. it killed at least 12 people. in separatist group claims responsible saying they were targeting security forces. a bomb killed 23 people at a religious gathering in the swat valley. the motives are not clear. government officials say 40,000 people have been killed in terrorist attacks over the last ten years. >>> egyptian president morsi has agreed to cooperate with iran to call on syria's government and opposition forces to halt fighting. morsi met iranian foreign minister in cairo on thursday. like the united states and gulf nations egyptian is urging assad to resign and supports the opposit
welcome to "newsline." it's thursday, january 10th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. a high-speed ferry carrying hundreds of morning commuters has crashed into a pier in new york city. more than 50 people were injured, two of whom are in critical condition. the ferry was carrying about 330 passengers from new jersey when it hit the dock. it bumped into the pier twice and ripped a hole in the bow. >> everybody went everywhere. >> the front of the boat hit into the front of the barge ripping the right catamaran or the right side of the wing and then it pulled up and the captain called out, screamed, call 911. get ambulances here. >> manhattan is surrounded by rivers and has several commuter ferry lines. in 2003, 11 people were killed when a ferry serving the borough staten island crashed into a pier. in 2010 some more people were killed involving a staten island ferry. 11 investigators have been sent to this accident to look into what happened. >>> the people who in china who report the news are making it instead. they ordered him to print an editorial by a state one daily. th
welcome to "newsline." it's friday, january 4th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. noer mothers and fathers are starting the new year off. a rebel basic vis said opposition fighters are surrounding air bases. residents report fighting in places that have seen a lot of that. the two sides are fighting for control of an air base in the capital damascus. at least 30 people were killed. united nations officials say now more than 60,000 have been killed since the uprising began in march 2011. >>> power e lelectric crews nee to remove hundreds of spent fuel rods. it's a process that's expected to take 40 years. >> translator: the state of emgency is over and we're now in a transition phase with efforts focused on decommissioning. the government will do all it can to help speed up this process. >> during the initial decommissioning phases tepco workers are need to remove the spent fuel. the first part will begin this year. they plan to start in mid-november and complete the process in december 2014, a year earlier than initially scheduled. they want to remove the rods as soon as possib
of icebergs. that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo.
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